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Should Sinusutis Be Treated With Antibioics
Sometimes: There is some evidence that treatment of early appendicitis without a fecolith can be treated with antibiotics alone. However, failure of treatment could result in higher risks of infection and complications. In my mind, its an organ you don't need and the surgery is relatively simple to prevent serious complications, so surgery is still the answer. ...Read more
No: This means your child had a previous strep infection and had an immune respone which is a good thing. The elevation does tell us when the infection was active.So rely on what symptoms your child has and ask advice of your doctor. If your child is sick and has a positive throat culture , yes antibiotics are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many bacterial: infections can be treated with antibiotics. However, some infective agents may be drug resistant. ...Read more
Yes : Decongestants can be of some benefit but antihistamines in the face of infection can make sinus infections harder to treat by making your mucous thicker. ...Read more
Prob not effectively: When appendix-a small sac off the intestine-becomes infected, the opening may be plugged. Then infection fighting cells, & waste products, accumulate. If this goes on for a long time (chronic) scar tissue can also encapsulate the diseased appendix. All this leads to an non-draining pocket of infection & an inadequate blood supply to transport antibiotics to the site to work. ...Read more
Does "acute mucosal appendicitis" need to be treated with an appendectomy or can it be treated with antibiotics? Chance of reoccurance? If no surgery?
Can a pilonidal abscess be left untreated for several months (until the surgery)? Or I should be treated with antibiotics?
Yes it can: Yes it can and is treated with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more
What urgent signs should I be aware of -being agressively treated sphenoid/maxilary sinus infection? Using oral +inhalled steroid, antibiot, decongest
Sinusitis treatment : Sinusitis should be treated and followed up using ct scans and symptoms as a guide to success. Other contributing factors such as allergy, immune compromise, polyps, deviated septums, gerd, fungal infections, chemical, environmental and toxin exposure should be considered and controlled. Long term medications, enhanced allergy management and surgery can be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems.Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion, especially if present after treatment. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy)recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Most urinary tract infections (UTI) are treated with a course of antibiotics, which come as pills. A pill called Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can help with symptoms of bladder irritation. Some advocate cranberry pills to prevent uti, but these do not treat the infection. Complicated or severe infections of the kidney may require intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more
Probably helpful: Might use saline irrigation over drops, although some controversy.My patients have found it useful.Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy). ...Read more
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